Weinstein gets 23 years in sentence hailed by accusers

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison after breaking his courtroom silence with a rambling plea for mercy in which he professed to be “totally confused” by the #MeToo movement that spelled the Hollywood producer’s downfall. His accusers — those who testified against him and many others who […]

‘1917,’ ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ win Golden Globes

The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday, as Sam Mendes’ technically dazzling World War I tale “1917” won best picture, drama, and Quentin Tarantino’s radiant Los Angeles fable “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” won best film, comedy or musical. […]

Don Draper, Eleven, Selina Meyer lead AP roles of the decade

NEW YORK (AP) — Critics say we’re in an era called Peak TV, with hundreds of original scripted streaming, cable, and broadcast series competing for eyeballs. But even in a peak era some peak characters emerge. These are some of the fictional folk that we’ll look back respectfully when we think of the 2010s. DON […]

Bill would help provide therapy dogs to vets

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR) — Some in Congress said it’s time for the Department of Veterans Affairs to do more to help veterans get therapy dogs. There’s even a new bill that would make that happen. However, members of Congress said the biggest hurdle to all of this is the VA itself. After his service ended, […]

McDonald’s CEO’s ouster reflects trend on workplace romances

NEW YORK (AP) — Workplace couples are often romanticized — think Bill and Melinda Gates or Michelle and Barack Obama. But when the relationship involves two people with unequal power, it can also be fraught with peril, especially in the #MeToo era. McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook is only the latest chief executive to be ousted […]

Capitol Report: Time’s Up Act

Some powerful testimony this week from two young women who were fired from Maggie McFly’s after, they say, they reported inappropriate advances from their manager.

Connecticut officials mark passage of Time’s Up Act

Connecticut State Senator Mae Flexer and Attorney Josh Goodbaum will mark the passage of Public Act 19-16: An Act Combatting Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment, also known as the Time’s Up Act, Thursday morning.

Flexer; Lawsuit shows need for new ‘Time’s Up’ law

Two young women from Manchester say their case of sexual harassment is a perfect example of why the new ‘Time’s Up Act’ is needed. The new law is one of the many that went into effect this week.

James Franco’s ex-students sue alleging sexual impropriety

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two actresses sued James Franco and the acting and film school he founded Thursday, saying he intimidated his students into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations far beyond those acceptable on Hollywood film sets. Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, former students at the actor’s now-closed Studio 4, said in the lawsuit filed […]

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